Yes, it's true. I'm mocking belief with this SMAD thing. But I'm doing so to make a point. I think it is valid and a very true analogy. In the last post I made, I turned all the apologetics around to favor the argument for the existence of the Super Mega Awesome Dragon instead of your god. The point is that these arguments can easily be used to argue for the existence of OTHER gods BESIDES the christian god, and therefore fail to prove the existence of any specific god.
Further, we've covered this before. When you, Tim, first called upon the Design Argument, I objected because I asserted you do not believe in your god because of this argument. I further asserted that NO ONE believes because of these arguments. You'll remember: you conceded this point. You admit these are NOT convincing arguments, and yet you are still trying to use them. Then you have the nerve to say that I am being silly for continuing with the argument from SMAD. But you have yet to disprove SMAD.
But here's an interesting phenomena: when I asserted there is a dragon in my pants, you didn't believe me. You asked for evidence! Congratulations!! You have agreed that disbelief is indeed the default position. Of course it is. You have no positive evidence that the dragon is real, and therefore, you feel there is no rational reason for believing the dragon exists. You are an atheist in regards to my dragon.
Now, I'm going to tell you that I have indeed felt the dragon's presence in my life. I have already asserted that I can hear the dragon roar. I can smell the dragon's stinky breath. You can too. These events are common and easily reproduced. I can make the dragon roar just by praying to it. It's roar is recordable, and can be studied scientifically. There is tangible, recordable, measurable, physical evidence of this dragon. This is WAY more than what we have for a god, and yet you STILL don't believe I have a dragon in my pants, do you?
Why not? Don't you trust me? You say faith is really trust. So trust me. Trust that I believe there is a dragon in my pants. Trust that it is really there. Trust that there is a SMAD, that Godzilla is green and invisible, that the Dragonzord waits to punish non-believers, that the Loch Ness Monster was the last true prophet of SMAD. Have faith. You can even hope if you like. Hope to escape the fires of the Dragonzord. Hope Nessie will bear the weight of your dragon sins. Hope for the SMAD to be real. Does this sound delusional yet?
Now, I have also asked you to disprove SMAD. When you can, I'll just use your method to disprove your god. Until then, by your logic, and your positions, you should believe the SMAD exists. You have no way to show it does not. I have provided evidence it exists. So it should be more rational to believe the SMAD is real than to be an atheist in regards to SMAD. You don't think so? Why not? I assert it is only because your god claims are more familiar than the dragon claims. While they both hold as much weight as each other, you find your beliefs to be rational only because they are more familiar, not because they are actually rational.
Now, to show how belief in irrational things is harmful to society:
Imagine I am a member of government. Imagine I want to pass legislation that allows for SMAD doctrine to be taught in science class along with real science. Imagine I think that universe was created when the SMAD laid an egg and out hatched the universe. I want this theory to be taught as an alternative to evolution. Is this detrimental to society?
Imagine I am a leader of a congregation of draconists. Imagine I tell my congregation to vote for a particular candidate because they will uphold traditional draconian principles. I want to elect people who will acknowledge this is a draconian nation and it was built on the basic tenants of SMAD law. Would this be beneficial?
Imagine I am a parent who has young children. I want my kids to also know SMAD's eternal love and be saved from the Dragonzord. I tell my kids that they must adhere to the strict teachings of the SMAD, or the Dragonzord will rise up and get them. I tell my young kids that the Drgonzord wants to torture them for all eternity if they turn from the teachings of the SMAD. Is this good for kids to hear?
I tell people that the Dragonzord is going to destroy the world. I tell them that to stop this from happening, they must commit vile acts of violence and evil. They do so. Is this helpful?
I sell people dragon blood, which will cure all diseases from cancer to herpes to headaches to small penis size. People buy the stuff by the truckload. I make billions of dollars each year which I use to further the dragonic causes in politics and government. Am I helping?
By the way, I do not have the ability to remove comments from this blog, nor would I do so if I had the power. I'd like to thank the Human Ape for joining us. In case you all haven't noticed, I'm ignoring all anonymous comments. If I had control over the comments, I'd require a login for comments to post, but I don't.
Oh, and that reminds me. If you get offended by profanity, then you can just fuck off. Grow a fucking pair and get the fuck over it. Fuck. Fuckity. Fuckwhat. Fucknuggets. FucktuesdayFuckhammer.